Infographic: National representation at The International (2011-2017)

by theScore Staff Jul 6
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With the close of the The International 2017 qualifiers on June 29, the stage is now set for the most diverse TI ever, with 90 players from 25 countries competing for their share of the ever increasing multi-million dollar prize pool.

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With that in mind, we wanted to take a look at the national representation from all seven TIs to see how many times each country has been represented at the biggest Dota 2 tournament of the year.

To illustrate this, we collapsed the player nationalities from each TI together, meaning that players who've attended multiple TIs are counted multiple times in order to show how often they've represented their home country.

While TI has been highly diverse with 35 countries competing over seven years, Chinese players have made up the largest proportion with 156 representations across the tournaments.

The next closest country is Malaysia with 51 representations, or 8.6 percent of the population. Just under Malaysia is the USA with 48 representations and then Russia, Sweden and Ukraine essentially tied with 38-40 representations.

Sasha Erfanian is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.